I agree that the last thing I want to do is ruin her reputation as a tour guide. I do not think she is deceptive, and I do think she learned something from the "tour from hell." She knew that I wanted her as our guide, and I appreciate that she let me know beforehand that it was not going to work out. Nothing in the world would keep me from my own daughter's wedding. When I cancelled yesterday, she wrote me a very nice note: Thank you for cancelling now rather than being unhappy after the fact. I appreciate that. I'm sorry to not be able to be in two places at once, but I missed my oldest son's wedding because of 'commitments' and I won't do that again. I hope I will get to take you on tour next time. Best, Carolyn I agree with you Sodey, she is not a wealthy woman running a huge business. She is working in primitive conditions. She applied for a land phone nine years ago and still has not gotten it yet, so she is unable to even surf the net - she gets e-mail through her cell phone with an infrared port for a modem. I hate it that she can't see the message boards and know what is being said. If we ever go to Jamaica again, I would still love to go with her and get to meet her. We had corresponded quite a bit by e-mail and I am sad that we will not be going with her. But I would ask lots of questions - as I did this time - how large will our group be? Who will be our guide? Is there an alternate plan and what is that should plan "A" not work out. Nancy, I still think your tour will work out. I think ours was extenuating circumstances. Just ask lots of questions!